The Toronto Raptors have signed Brady Heslip, the team announced Tuesday.
The news of Heslip’s signing was broken by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Friday, which we broke down here. The deal is what’s become the standard training camp contract, with a small partial guarantee that can act as a sort of bump to the D-League pay scale should the player be cut, clear waivers, and agree to play for Raptors 905. In Heslip’s case, Raptors Republic reported Thursday that Heslip has agreed to head to the 905 if he fails to crack the Raptors’ roster.
You can read more on Heslip and the deal at both of those links. The roster for training camp now stands at the maximum of 20, with six players competing for the 15th and final roster spot.
Here’s how the Raptors roster looks ahead of camp:
PG: Kyle Lowry, Cory Joseph, (Delon Wright – injured), Fred VanVleet
SG: DeMar DeRozan, Norman Powell, Drew Crawford, Brady Heslip
SF: DeMarre Carroll, Terrence Ross, Bruno Caboclo, E.J. Singler
PF: Jared Sullinger, Patrick Patterson, Pascal Siakam, Jarrod Uthoff (more of a 3/4, but we’ll slot him here)
C: Jonas Valanciunas, Lucas Nogueira, Jakob Poeltl, Yanick Moreira
A reader poll on Raptors Republic over the weekend revealed that nearly 60 percent of respondents want VanVleet to win the final spot, with nearly 20 percent caping for Uthoff, and the remaining 20 percent and change being split across the other four candidates. Heslip received slightly more than 10 percent of the 3,000 votes cast.
And here’s how the Raptors 905 rights sheet looks:
|Player||Last Season||Years Remaining||Notes|
|E.J. Singler||Raptors 905||2||In camp with Raptors|
|Yanick Moreira||Spain/France||0||Potential Affiliate Player|
|Jarrod Uthoff||NCAA||0||Potential Affiliate Player|
|Fred VanVleet||NCAA||0||Potential Affiliate Player|
|Drew Crawford||Israel||1||Rights owned by Erie; in camp|
|John Jordan||Raptors 905||2|
|Shannon Scott||Raptors 905||2|
|Ashton Smith||Raptors 905||2|
|Greg Smith||Raptors 905/Minnesota||2|
|James Siakam||Delaware||2||Acquired at end of season|
|Brady Heslip||Italy||2||Acquired for Ronald Roberts|
|Axel Toupane||Raptors 905/Denver||2||In camp with Nuggets|
|DeAndre Daniels||Raptors 905||2||Raptors own NBA rights; Signed in Italy|
|Davion Berry||Raptors 905||2||Signed in Greece|
|Michale Kyser||Raptors 905||2||Signed in Lebanon|
|Scott Suggs||Raptors 905||2||Signed in Spain|
|Sim Bhullar||Raptors 905||2||Signed in Taiwan|
|C.J. Leslie||Israel||1||Signed in Cyprus|
|Ramone Moore||Lithuania||1||Signed in Australia|
|Mitchell Watt||Germany/Israel||1||Signed in Italy|